Skills builders

Influence stage 4

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Who makes decisions? How do you get your voice heard?

Learn how to identify decision makers and gain the skills to influence them on the issues you care about. Stage 4 is recommended for Guides.

Here's a taste of the activities you can look forward to trying at this stage. Ask your leader about all the things you'll need to do to earn this badge.

Say it with passion! - Speaking in public can be scary but exciting. It’s the opportunity to spread your message to lots of people at once. Practise speaking to people about an issue, and build up your confidence along the way.

Womanifestos - Have you got what it takes to be part of the elected group in your unit? Find out how elections work and see if you can come up with enough great ideas to win over the voters.

MP, hear me! - What do you care about? Ever unsure of how to get people to listen to you, or how to make change? Discover how to make your voice heard, and practise speaking to people in power.

Better letter forward - Writing letters can be a great tool to get your voice heard about issues you care about. Use them to unlock the door to a world of influencing.

Get heard - There are loads of things to care about, and loads of people who make decisions. Try to match them up, get in touch and get yourself heard.

Completing your skills builders

There are 12 skills builders to work towards with your unit. Each skills builder has 6 stages to complete during your time at Girlguiding, from Rainbows to Rangers. You’ll get a badge for every stage you complete. To complete stages 1-5, your unit will do 4 out 5 fun activities.

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Ask your leader about the activities you need to do to complete this stage, and record your progress in your badge book.

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